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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 – Encrypt those credentials!

New feature with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 is the new encryption that is applied at the SQL Server level. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 uses SQL Server cell level encryption to encrypt any user names and passwords stored in the CRM database.

This new encryption model complies with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) compliance.

If you are using CRM 2011 online or start fresh with CRM 2013 Online, your CRM instances will be either upgraded (CRM 2011) to use the new encryption method or it will come standard with your CRM 2013 instance.

For CRM 2103 On-Premises versions, data encryption is not active by default for new or upgraded organisations.

How to active data encryption for On-Premises?

Microsoft Dynamics CRM users who have the system administrator security role can activate data encryption or change the encryption key after data encryption is enabled by the following method:

Settings > Data Management > Data Encryption area.

Note:

Once you activate data encryption, you cannot turn it off. So be aware of this.

Greg Olsen
YellowDuckGuy

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  1. Jeff
    December 13, 2013 at 4:40 am

    From my experience, the encryption is active by default. Is there something that I’ve specified during the installation to create this behaviour? Every time I create an org, I get the data encryption warning, but I don’t seen an option to not use encryption.

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